Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Surgical Tech Accredited

Northern's surgical technology program, under the direction of Sandra Kontio, has received a 10-year continuing accreditation award from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Surgical technology joins five other programs in the clinical laboratory sciences department with full accreditations. Full Story

Name Change For NMU Development Fund

The fundraising branch of Northern has changed its name from the Development Fund to the NMU Foundation.

The organization’s governing board approved the change at a fall meeting and it began appearing on printed materials with the start of the new calendar year. Full Story

Renovations, Recital Hall Aid Music Department

The academic year began on a high note for the NMU music department, with the major renovation of Thomas Fine Arts. The department is celebrating the use of its "new" facility and looking forward to its first performance in the recently completed Reynolds Recital Hall on Jan. 28.


“With the changes that have been made to TFA, Northern now has facilities to rival nearly any university music department in the state, and maybe in the Midwest,” said Don Grant (Music). “This will greatly enhance our ability to recruit the top-notch music students to NMU. Full Story


Williams Wins Gold at Nationals

Junior Lindsay Williams finished ahead of U.S. Ski Team members and former Olympians to win the senior women's classic sprint at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah. Coach Sten Fjeldheim (Athletics) said she became Northern's first female national champion in the sport with Saturday's gold-medal performance. Full Story


NMU Adds Dining Option

The most recent addition to the list of available dining options at Northern is the Fieldhouse Food Bar, located on the second floor of C.B. Hedgcock.

It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Full Story

Wongs to Lead Sister City Trip

Les and Phyllis Wong will lead a dozen local delegates to Japan as part of Marquette's sister city exchange program.

They will visit Higashi Omi – the name for the new city that will be formed by the Feb. 11 merger of Yokaichi and four neighboring towns. It is located about 230 miles southwest of Tokyo. The trip is planned May 19-30.

Marquette and Yokaichi entered into a sister agreement 25 years ago with the goal of promoting cultural, economic, educational, information, athletic and other exchanges.

NMU at 80 Percent of United Way Goal

NMU employees and retirees have pledged about $27,000 to the United Way of Marquette County. This is just shy of 80 percent of the $34,000 campus campaign goal.

Pledge forms, distributed in November, may still be returned to 1206 University Center. To obtain another form, contact Bernadette Norden at 2439.



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